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Spokane Transit Authority amends bylaws, gives small cities extra vote

The cities on the West Plains, as well as Liberty Lake and Millwood, will have more of a presence on the Spokane Transit Authority board of directors. At a special April 23 meeting, the STA board voted 5-4 to amend one of its bylaws to change the...

Forum details increased rail traffic impacts

The trains, they are a comin.’ At least more than currently pass through Cheney, and a group of residents want to keep their neighbors informed about the future traffic and how it could potentially impact the city and their livelihood. The group...

Being 'Firewise' keeps homeowners fire safe

While Washington's wildfire season officially started April 15, fire crews around the state have already been busy - including crews in Spokane County Fire District 3. District Division Chief Debby...

Opening day celebrations

A sizable number of the 400 area baseball and softball players took part in the 11th annual West Plains Little League opening day festivities last Saturday at Salnave Field. Activities included...

Cheney bond vote falling short

For the second time in just 67 days, the Cheney School District’s $44.88 million construction bond to expand and renovate its high school appears headed for defeat. As of late Tuesday evening, April 28, the bond was receiving 54.20 percent yes...

Cheney baseball drops doubleheader to West Valley

The Cheney High baseball team fell short in their attempt to scale to the top of the Great Northern League mountain and stake a claim for a regular season title as they lost both games in an April 25 ...

Eagles not missing much of a beat as spring football practice ends

Vernon Adams who? With spring practice nearly finished for Eastern Washington University's football team following last Saturday's Red-White game, there appears to be no looking in the rearview...

Cheney tennis defeats Hounds, Eagles in Great Northern play

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team continue to power through Great Northern League competition, picking up wins over Pullman, 4-3, April 21, and West Valley, 5-2, April 23, as well as a 7-0 win over Greater Spokane League’s North Central, April...

Cardinal track gets NEA road wins at Newport

Medical Lake got a Northeast A League track triple-dual track meet victory, spiced with just a touch of revenge April 22 at Newport. The Cardinal boys scored an 88-45 win over Newport and 86-62 against Freeman on the strength of their runners. The...

Blackhawk runners, throwers peaking at right time

The Cheney High girls track and field team ran its Great Northern League record to 3-0 with an 84-66 dual-meet win last Thursday at East Valley, setting a number of season-best marks in the process. And while the Cheney boys saw their record fall...

Blackhawks fall 1-0 at Pullman

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the fact that when it comes to Great Northern League boys’ soccer, everybody wants to beat Cheney. That’s what three straight GNL titles and five appearances in the state title game the past seven years, with one...

Cardinal contributor

Members of the Medical Lake tennis team show off the new sign at their tennis courts. The sign was paid for with a donation from 1967 MLHS graduate David Ralphs who for many years has donated funds...

Opponents pitching, hitting do in Cardinals

Medical Lake faced some of the Northeast A League’s best pitching one day and the best hitting on another and the results were not pretty. The Cardinals were limited to two hits in a 7-0 loss at Riverside April 21, and allowed just seven at...

Lady Blackhawks softball continues to roll

The more the Cheney High softball team wins, the more believers they make. You can now add their head coach to that list. Gary Blake knew going into the season he had a good team in all facets of the ...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.)   COLLEGE FOOTBALL EWU Spring Practices (all at Roos Field) Thursday, April 30 – Practice, 4 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Thursday, April 30, Medical Lake...

Cheney's loss is Surprise, Arizona's gain

The individual picked by the Cheney School District to replace outgoing athletics director Jim Missel is going to have big shoes to fill. Missel’s actual title is assistant principal for student activities, and it’s more appropriate and...

Jenner's announcement should lead to more understanding

This past weekend, the media was buzzing after reality-television personality and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner publicly came out as a transgender woman in an April 24 interview with Diane Sawyer on “20/20.” I wasn’t surprised by...

Attend the coal and oil train community forum

Next week on Wednesday May 6, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a community forum about the coal and oil trains that pass through Cheney around the clock.  Some of us are concerned about the safety of the loads carried by those trains. I...

West Plains Briefs

WPCC May Breakfast Please join the West Plains Chamber of Commerce for their monthly breakfast on May 7 at Eastern Washington University in the Hargreaves Hall reading room at 7 a.m. This month’s breakfast celebrates Youth in Leadership by...

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • May 1, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • May 4, Dance Class, Wren Pierson Community Center, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. • May 5, Senior Light Fitness, Wren Pierson...

Fishin' for breakfast

Medical Lake assistant fire chief Corey Stevens (center) speaks with a couple of local residents during the 51st Annual Fisherman's Breakfast, April 25. Stevens was one of many Medical Lake Fire...

Steve Makar retires from Airway Heights Police Department

The Airway Heights Police Department had a recent shift in its personnel when code enforcement officer Steve Makar retired April 27. Makar, born and raised in New York, became a police officer for...

Medical Lake to go out on bid for playground equipment

The city of Medical Lake is in the process of purchasing playground equipment for Pioneer Park, but it’s taking a little longer than expected. During the April 21 City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross informed council that the city...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 20 Trespassing was reported on the 1100 block of First Street. April 21 Third-degree theft was reported on the 700 block of West First Street. A black bicycle was taken. A vehicle was taken without the owner’s permission on the 800...

Jackson believes West Plains positioned well for growth

Joe Jackson has big dreams. One is that each of the three very different, strong communities on the West Plains has an LED reader board mounted at the main entrance to each city, advertising all...

K9 Dog Fun Run and Walk

Several residents and their canine companions took part in the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s 5K9 Fun Run and Walk event April 18 at Sunset...

Medical Lake High band and choir competes at state

Several members of the Medical Lake High School choir and band traveled to Ellensburg to compete in the 2015 WIAA/WMEA (Washington Music Educators Association) State and Ensemble band choir...

EWU unveils new recycling center

Eastern Washington University's new recycling center found the perfect time - Earth Day 2015 - to officially unveil its new recycling center. The $1.7 million facility, located on the northwest...

Eastern fraternity is suspended

Citing undisclosed violations, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Eastern Washington University has been suspended. "Eastern Washington University is working in partnership with the national chapter ...

Conley, Dotson and King advance to national FBLA conference

The middle level FBLA clubs (Future Business Leaders of America) from Cheney Middle School and Westwood Middle School represented the Cheney School District at the Washington State Business...

Cheney High School announces winter honor roll

JUNIORS 3.9-3.5 GPA — Ethan J. Baker, Guillem Bassedas Ferre, Seth A. Beaudreault, Timothy T. Bennett, Reann K. Black, Hannah C. Blazon, Lacy R. Bunting, Taylor B. Calvert, Jessica Rose T. Camacho, Gillian M. Caruthers, Alberto J. Chavez,...

Kelsey Cook brings 'Ladies First' show to Spokane

Cheney High graduate Kelsey Cook is bringing her stand-up comedy talent back to Spokane this weekend for a Friday night show at the Bing Crosby Theatre. Cook is a 2011 graduate of Washington State...

Rewards worth every dollar spent

We all have credit cards that rack up points or miles. The other week my wife cashed in my Alaska airlines miles for a roundtrip ticket for me from Spokane to Tahoe, via the Sacramento airport for a family vacation. Twelve dollars for the ticket,...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1890, the City of Cheney obtained title to Fish Lake to use as its water supply. Ownership of the lake lasted until 1947. The pumping system came from a Portland firm. Prior to this, the municipal water system...

Churches

Cheney Community Church On Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Cheney Community Church will host a National Day of Prayer event. The public is cordially invited to join us in praying for the needs of our community, state and nation. This corporate prayer...

Eloise and Jim Goodwin share the spirit of giving

Eloise, the new baby in the Holt family, was born in Spokane on June 16, 1929. As Eloise grew, school boundaries changed,too. Eloise spent grades 4-8 at Four Lakes, changed to Cheney Junior High (now Cheney Middle School) and finally Cheney High...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 28, 2005 Airway Heights was the happening place on the West Plains with solid growth reported community development director Tom Lein. With a population, not counting inmates from the correctional facility, of 2,490, the city was...

 
 
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